Manitoban-borned and Montreal-based, it was in 2014 that Geneviève Toupin introduced us to the project name and alter-ego Willows, with the release of her latest album. Willows as in the village in the Prairies and the city in California, two places that inspired her creation, which speaks of her Francophone, Anglophone and Métis roots. A delicate blend of folk, acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies, in both French and English, Willows' songs recall the wide open spaces of her native Manitoba with airy melodies and a voice that will move you gently.
Pianist and singer, Geneviève Toupin has been hypnotizing audiences since her self-titled debut album (2009), which received rave reviews and was followed by the English-language The Ocean Pictures Project (2012). She has toured Canada, Quebec, Europe and the United States. The collective creation Danse Lhasa Danse, the musical web series La tournée des cafés, picked up by the TFO television channel in Ontario, the pan-Canadian children's show Tam Ti Delam. As a singer and keyboardist in the electro-pop group CHANCES, as a backup singer in Jorane's new work and as an accompanist musician in various projects, Geneviève has shown great versatility and musical sensitivity. These songs have allowed her to perform more than a hundred shows and to win the "Best Western Canadian Album" award at the Gala Trille Or as well as nominations at the GAMIQ in the "Best Folk Album" category and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards as songwriter of the year.
In the winter of 2021, Willows released the English EP Two Wolves, followed by La roue, a first single from her new French album due in 2022.